Arbos & Velez Make the “American Idol” Top 10

Lazaro Arbos and Devin Velez are the last Latinos standing on American Idol

During Thursday night’s episode of Fox’s hit reality competition, Ryan Seacrest revealed that the 21-year-old and 18-year-old singers had survived the first public vote to earn their place in the Top 10.

American Idol Top 10

Arbos, who instantly won America’s hearts at his first audition with his inspiring story, earned his spot with his rendition of “Feeling Good.

“I was a hot mess tonight with my song I was so happy I made top 10 thank you guys for making this happen for me gonna make y’all proud,” tweeted Arbos after being the last of the guys to make the Top 10. He performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water” after the announcement.

Velez was called a “Spanish Ken Doll” by judge Nicki Minaj after his acclaimed bilingual performance on Wednesday.

I can truly say that I cant believe that I’ve made it.. I just want to thank you guys for all of the love and support. ‪#blessed,” tweeted Velez, who performed “Impossible” as his victory song.

For making the Top 10, Arbos and Velez will be rewarded by taking part in the Idol concert tour this summer.

Meanwhile, it proved to be a disappointing night for three other Latino contestants: Tenna Torres, Breanna Steer and Elijah Liu. The trio failed to earn enough votes to advance to the next round.

Here’s a look at the Top 10:

Paul Jolley
Burnell Taylor
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Devin Velez
Lazaro Arbos

Janelle Arthur
Candice Glover
Angela Miller
Amber Holcomb
Kree Harrison

Carey Appears in New “American Idol” Promo

“It doesn’t matter what you’ve been dealt,” announces Mariah Carey in the latest promo for the upcoming season of American Idol

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer and new judge of Fox’s reality singing competition appears in the new promo that aims to give hope to aspiring singers, claiming, “Dreams come true here [on American Idol].”

Mariah Carey

Following Carey’s decree, Randy Jackson continues, “True talent always overcomes.” Fellow judges Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj add, “If you’ve got what it takes you can make your dream a reality. ”

There’s also another promo that features a stuttering contestant. Despite his difficulty speaking, hopeful Lazaro Arbos has a good voice and impresses the judges with his rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” shedding tears as the judges praise his performance.

The new season of American Idol will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 on Fox.

Fans can watch the premiere episode a week earlier, on January 9, at a free screening in 11 movie theaters across the country in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles.